AFTER the worst kind of triple double a point guard can have in his last outing, Ben Simmons returns to the court on Friday, ready to headline NBA multi bets around Australia.
The Australian phenom has had a solid start to the season to date, averaging 10 rebounds, 8 assists and 13 points after his first seven outings, but struggled in Philadelphia’s loss to Toronto on Wednesday, notching 10 turnovers.
Philadelphia will host the LA Clippers on Friday where we expect Simmons to bounce back in a big way.
As we look ahead to six-game schedule, other games on our agenda include Russell Westbrook travelling to Charlotte, the new-look Sacramento against the struggling Hawks and the surging Trailblazers taking on the Pelicans.
NBA Friday, November 2 multi tips:
Games start from 10am AEDT
Ben Simmons double double – $1.45
OKC to beat Charlotte – $2
Sacramento to beat Atlanta – $1.78
Portland to beat the Pelicans – $1.65
NBA Friday analysis
We kick things off with the best basketball player ever produced by Australia (with all due respect to Andrew Bogut, Andrew Gaze and Mark Bradtke).
After a subdued performance on Wednesday, we expect Ben Simmons to come out big against the Clippers. Keep a close eye on his triple-double odds, but a double double is the safe bet, given his rebounding ability if his teammates don’t hit their open shots.
Taking Simmons is a sure-fire way to get this multi off on the right foot.
Another nightly threat for a triple double, Russell Westbrook, will take his travelling band of almost-good teammates on the road to Charlotte and after a slow start to the season, we think the Thunder will continue its recent hot form here. At $2, the Thunder are the real value of the day.
Sacramento has surprised more than a few NBA punters this season with its even contributors and talented youth. Up against the lowly Hawks, their unlikely hot streak will continue.
To cap things off, Portland will simply be too strong for New Orleans, which is on the second game of a back-to-back schedule. Look for Dame Lillard to continue his MVP charge.
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